Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera.
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Allen Funt ...
 Himself - Host / ... (30 episodes, 1960-1967)
Durward Kirby ...
 Himself / ... (17 episodes, 1961-1967)
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Unsuspecting people are placed in confusing, impossible, embarrassing, ridiculous, and hilarious positions, while their reactions are recorded on a hidden camera. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Referenced in Mad Men: The Gold Violin (2008) See more »

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Smile! You're on Candid Camera!
by Keith Textor and Alan Scott
Candid Camera, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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The unsuspecting person is always funnier than the actor.
22 June 2001 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Why was Candid Camera such a great show? Because when it comes down to laughing at people it's not watching a performance in a stage play or a movie or a TV show it's watching them in the act of being themselves. The show is still on and still great to watch but the originals with the Candid Cameraman himself Allen Funt are still the best.


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